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Hard Drive Replacement


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#1 Galad

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:19 AM

Hey all,

Have a failing ATA harddrive in a Dell Dimension 2400. CHKDSK showed 32K in bad sectors. My first hint of issues was wicked SLOW boot.

Have chosen a WD Caviar SE (SATA) to replace. $50 for my wife's internet and word processing PC.

My question: If I follow the WD LifeGuard tool for windows, it will walk me through imaging the old onto the new? allowing me to toss the old at the end of the process? That easy or are there some gotcha's I should be looking out for before I proceed?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:45 AM

These are the instructions on using it. They seem simple enouch. Just read them a few times
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.as...d=1&lang=en
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:42 PM

The one thing that I would be concerned about...

Problems with Drive Overlay Programs in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315679#...125120121120120

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